Allison output retarder available for Freightliner refuse trucks

Allison output retarder available for Freightliner M2 112 refuse trucks

Freightliner Trucks announced that the Allison Transmissions output retarder is now available as an option for M2 112 Natural Gas refuse trucks spec’d with Allison 3000 and 4000 series RDS transmissions.

Integrated with the Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine and part of the transmission, the output retarder provides seamless secondary vehicle braking, ultimately reducing pad deterioration and enhancing the lifespan of the refuse truck’s service brakes. The retarder can be configured with a switch on the dash, allowing the driver to control braking power.

The Freightliner M2 112 Natural Gas garbage truck is an ideal choice for noise-sensitive environments, such as residential neighborhoods, says the company. The truck features a tight turn radius, excellent visibility and driver safety and comfort features.

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